Freddie Tylicki enjoyed another moment to saviour sporting the all-blue silks of Godolphin at Newmarket’s Rowley Mile on Saturday.
After steering Prince Bishop to victory in last month’s Group Three totepool September Stakes at Kempton for Newmarket-based Godolphin trainer Saeed bin Suroor, Tylicki successfully teamed up with him again to take the Listed Betfred Mobile Pride Stakes aboard giant-framed filly Albasharah.
Taking control of the race early on the imposing five-year old saw out the 1m2f trip well under the Stetchworth based jockey to score by three-and-a-half lengths.
“She just lost her confidence slightly after an incident at York last year and she was very unlucky at Yarmouth last time as she didn’t get a run,” said Tylicki. “Everything went as smooth as it possibly could today.
“She is very genuine and ticks a lot of the right boxes so hopefully it is onwards and upwards from here.”
Newmarket neighbours Peter Chapple-Hyam and Ed Vaughan saw horses from their yards fight out the finish of the newly-formed Betfred TV Stakes (Heritage Handicap).
On this occasion it was to be St Gatien handler Chapple-Hyam getting the verdict with 40/1 shot Farquhar denying Adventure Seeker by a neck.
“I thought he would win at Doncaster but nothing went right,” said Chapple Hyam. “They went to slow as he needs a very fast pace.
“I always thought he had a good race in him, but if you would have asked if it was today I would have doubted it.”
Over the years the Betfred Cesarewitch has been won by a number of National Hunt Racing’s powerhouses.
Big Easy continued that trend by grounding out victory in the 2m2f contest for leading National Hunt trainer Philip Hobbs, to give him and owner Terry Warner their second success in the contest having won in back in 2006 with Detroit City.
James Doyle saw his stellar year in the saddle further boosted by giving his boss Khalid Abdullah another Group winner when steering home the Charlie Hills-trained Commemorative to a pillar-to-post win in the Group Three Betfred Goals Galore Autumn Stakes, a race won 12 months ago by this year’s Ladbrokes St Leger winner Kingston Hill.
“I was pleased with that win as he is a very likeable type. Every question asked of him he has responded well to,” said Doyle. “I was keen to keep him on an even keel the whole way through and he just got a bit lonely out in front over the last couple of furlongs.”